Construction Design Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Required Classes


First Year


Credits

Fall
ENGR 104 Graphics 1

5

ENGR 110 CAD 1

3

ENGR 101 Project Management

5

MATH& 141* Precalculus I

5

Winter
ENGR 115 Blueprint Reading & Drafting Standards

2

ENGR 118 Microstation

4

ENGR 222 Regulatory Forms
2
ENGR 251 Estimates

4

ENGR 132 Problem Analysis

5

Spring
ENGR 112 CAD 3-D

3

ENGR 111 Mechanical CAD

3

ENGR 200 Surveying

3

BA 138/PTECH 120/ENGL& 101 Business Writing/English Composition

5

TOTAL

49


Second Year

Credits

Fall
PHYS 115/25 Physics I

5

ENGR 282 Building Code

3

MATH 105 Trigonometry

5

ENGR 286 Structural CAD
4
IT 1XX Elective

3

Winter
PHYS 116/26 Physics II

5

ENGR 260 Soils

4

ENGR 263 Structures

4

ENGR 232 Engr Design Project

5

Spring
ENGR 287 Advanced Microstation

3

ENGR 283 Building Systems

3

ENGR 267 GIS

2

ENGR 266 Adv Survey

2

ENGR 268 AutoCAD Civil 3D

4

ENGR 19x Engr Co-op

4

TOTAL

52


Construction Design Technology

The Construction Design Industry needs personnel with the craftsman's spirit -- resourceful, creative, determined, educated problem solvers -- to accomplish its tasks. Skilled workers and specialists are need to assist in design of structures, to implement plans, monitor progress, and make adjustments to ensure that deadlines and goals are met.

More jobs are being created in the construction design field as advancements are made in construction meth­ods, building materials and structural design. In addition, the regulatory requirements for building and construction management materials, worker safety, energy effi­ciency, environmental pollu­tion, and coordination with government agencies require more education and training to develop projects. The Construction De­sign Technology Program (CDT) is intent on pro­viding the student with the current skills and new technologies to meet the numerous career opportu­nities in the construction field.

A Career that is High-Tech

The phrase "high tech" has been tossed around in engineering circles for the past several years, bringing to mind images of su­per computers, lasers and robotics. But what does "high tech" have to do with construction design? Plenty!

Today, construction design technicians are applying computers, global positioning systems, satellite imaging, geographic information systems, and much more.

Programs

Students enrolled in the Construction Design Technology Program are trained in a broad base of engineering services such as structural systems, CAD, geo-technology, parametric software, building code, construction management and estimating, surveying sciences, and construction engineering leading to an Associates of Science degree in Construction Design Technology.

With all these areas of activity, the Construction Design Technician Program at Yakima Valley Community College offers a wide range of career opportunities to satisfy individual interests, aptitudes, and goals.

Academic Requirements

The Construction Design Technology Program at Yakima Valley Community College is NOT a calculus based program. This will allow the perspective student to focus on the individual aspects of the program without the fear of success in advanced math classes.

Construction Design Curriculum

The Construction Design curriculum consists of courses that address real world issues and relate classroom experiences to the workplace. The courses emphasize applied skills. The student is also introduced to basic coursework in math, physics, and business communication. Students will learn business and management skills as well as the technical skills needed to deal with the complex interaction necessary in the local construction industry. A total of 100 credits is required for the Construction Design Degree.